Four elderly residents in the Skegness area have recently received telephone calls from a man claiming to be a Police Detective in London who stated that their (the resident’s) grandson had been arrested for withdrawing money from the resident’s account. They were then advised to visit their local branch, withdraw cash and await further instructions. Fortunately none of them complied as this was a ‘scam’. Genuine Police Officers will never ask you to withdraw money or disclose any personal information over the phone. Please be aware of this ‘scam’ and any other ‘cold calls’ you may receive. Your phone service provider can help you if you are receiving unwanted telephone calls. If the calls are threatening, abusive or involve criminal activity such as the above tactic please contact the Police.

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